SRINAGAR: A private security guard was arrested on charges of withdrawing Rs 33 lakhs from the official account of the Medical Superintendent of district hospital Kulgam, officials said.

Quoting an official, KNO reported that the security guard withdrew the amount from the official account of the Medical Superintendent on Friday. “After Medical Superintendent found that a large sum of money had been withdrawn from his account without his knowledge, he took up the issue with the police,” he said.

An investigation by the police revealed that the accused security guard identified as Gowhar Ahmad Thokar, son of Abdul Rashid, a resident of South Kulgam had withdrawn the amount from Medical Superintendent’s account in various transactions.  “He has been charged with cheating, forgery, and using false documents,” the official said.

Meanwhile, a police official confirmed the incident and said that a case under FIR number 148/2023 under sections 467, 468, and 471 IPC has been registered against him, while all the money has been recovered from his procession.


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